Oliver Harris, the author of William Burroughs and the Secret of Fascination, is a professor of American literature at Keele University. He is the editor of The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945-1959, Everything Lost The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs, and Burroughs' novels, Junky: The Definitive Text of Junk and The Yage Letters Redux. Harris is also the author of numerous scholarly articles on Burroughs, the Beat Generation, film noir, and the epistolary form. Ian MacFadyen has written about William S. Burroughs in a number of essays, including Machine Dreams: Optical Toys and Mechanical Boys in the collection Flickers of the Dreamachine. His other work includes Ira Cohen's Photographs: A Living Theatre and The Blood of the Poet: Lorca and the Duende.